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House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.

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Savings accounts may be on the way back

Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to promote financial education and encourage children to save money.

Inventors share their ideas at annual Maker Faire

Headwaters Park was alive with activity Saturday and Sunday for the fourth annual Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire. Jet engines screamed, rockets blasted into the air, a guy on a motor bike regularly putted through the wide aisles, "Star Wars" characters meandered about and a recumbent pedal/battery-powered vehicle resembling a torpedo occasionally cruised through.

Savings accounts may be on the way back

Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to promote financial education and encourage children to save money.

Inventors share their ideas at annual Maker Faire

Headwaters Park was alive with activity Saturday and Sunday for the fourth annual Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire. Jet engines screamed, rockets blasted into the air, a guy on a motor bike regularly putted through the wide aisles, "Star Wars" characters meandered about and a recumbent pedal/battery-powered vehicle resembling a torpedo occasionally cruised through.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Dangerous trolls threaten to abuse patent system

“As a novelist, I make my living by creating worlds and experiences for my readers,”  writes Angie Fox, the author the bestselling “Accidental Demon Slayer” and the “Monster MASH” book series.  “I have to say it hurts to see innovators like me under attack.”

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.